Partnership and collaboration

Partnership and collaboration are the key factors of this proposal. The more institutions participate, the more benefits we will have. Therefore, all veterinary schools, AVMA, AAHA, AAVMC and other veterinary organizations worldwide may be considered as ‘beneficial partners.’

This is a short (preliminary) list of institutions that have outstanding results, and we can consider them as desired ‘key partners’ or role models (benchmark partners):

Veterinary Education Online (University of Illinois) offers nine online courses (continuing education for today’s veterinarian):

Oklahoma State University, Center for Veterinary Health Sciences:

LIVE – Lifelong Independent Veterinary Education is a Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) in the UK. LIVE is specifically focused on capturing and expanding the best teaching and learning practices in veterinary education, both nationally and internationally through inter-professional collaboration.

Veterinary Food Safety Education Learning Object Repository is looking to expand and incorporate the food safety learning objects into an e-course that can be shared across institutions (McDonlad, 2009).

University of Glasgow, School of Veterinary Medicine has more than 25 online/blended courses.

CLIVE Consortium: Computer-aided Learning In Veterinary Education is a consortium of the six United Kingdom veterinary schools (+ 17 associate members from four continents).  CLIVE is focused on Computer-Assisted Learning (CAL), an established and expanding feature of veterinary undergraduate education in all subjects of the veterinary curriculum (CLIVE, 2007).

Edinburgh Global Health Academy. One World One Health -- Working together to support the creation, dissemination and the translation of global health knowledge across a global community of health practitioners, trainers, researchers and policy makers.

VIN- Veterinary Information Network is an online learning community with  more than 42,000 members:

IVIS - International Veterinary Information Service is an online publisher of veterinary books and proceedings. The IVIS Web site includes 1,673 book chapters and  articles: .

IVIS online courses. IVIS provide online courses in partnership with four global providers of veterinary professional education:

  • Royal Veterinary College's Continuing Professional Development (CPD):
  • Center for Veterinary Education, University of Sydney:
  • VetMedTeam provides free and fee-based online courses for technicians and veterinarians:
  • Lifelearn has products and services for veterinary continuing education, client communications, and reference:

School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Sydney has been an active researcher and innovator in the area of Information and Communication Technology in Learning and Teaching. As a result, a few of its  faculty members received MSc and PhD degrees in education technology.

In addition, the school has  created:

VetScholar is an innovative online learning program for veterinarians that  has received outstanding reviews from participants and  won the award for the best open source software use in community organizations at the New Zealand (2007). More about VetScholar is available at:

WikiVet.Net is a Web site and Community of Practice developed by MediaWiki - the same software as Wikipedia, but focused solely on veterinary medicine and with a much more robust quality control system. More:

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